RealAg Radio, August 1: Five years since CWB, crop conditions, and how farm subsidies distort trade

Tuesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights:

  • 5 years since the end of the Canadian Wheat Board on Aug 1, 2012;
  • Matthew Pot on U.S. crop conditions, cooler weather forecasts for August, and Twitter contests predicting prices;
  • Al Mussell, author of a new report looking at farm subsidies, how they distort trade and impact Canadian agriculture, discusses their findings and steps the Canadian government could take.

Join us for RealAg Radio every weekday at 4pm eastern on Rural Radio 147 on SiriusXM!


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